Hilgenberg Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Hilgenberg Name Meaning

North German: probably a habitational name from an unidentified place named with Middle Low German hilge(n) ‘holy’ (inflected form of hillich) + berg ‘mountain’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hilgendorf, Falkenberg, Kallenberg, Eichenberg, Eisenberg, Heiberg

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Hilgenberg Family Origin

Where is the Hilgenberg family from?

Hilgenberg Family Occupations

What did your Hilgenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hilgenberg family was Barber. Farming, Farmer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilgenberg. The most common Hilgenberg occupation in the USA was Farming. 21% of Hilgenberg's were Farmings.

View Census data for Hilgenberg | Data not to scale

  • Farming

  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Barber


United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hilgenberg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hilgenberg Historical Records

What Hilgenberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hilgenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilgenberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Hilgenberg

Passenger List

There are 577 immigration records available for the last name Hilgenberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Hilgenberg immigration records

Draft Card

There are 836 military records available for the last name Hilgenberg. For the veterans among your Hilgenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hilgenberg military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hilgenberg family history.

Hilgenberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilgenberg lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hilgenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hilgenberg in 1960 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hilgenberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilgenberg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Look up another name